The Actors Fund will celebrate Broadway’s Biggest Night at the 20th Anniversary Tony Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, June 12, 2016 (3:30-8:00pm) at the legendary Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.
The gala dinner will feature the West Coast’s exclusive live feed of the 2016 Tony Awards broadcast from New York City. Tickets are currently on sale at www.actorsfund.org/TonyParty2016.
This year’s event will honor Broadway and television star Florence Henderson with The Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement. Ms. Henderson is perhaps best known for playing Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch,” and her Broadway credits include “Wish You Were Here,” “Oklahoma!,” “Fanny” and “The Girl Who Came to Supper.” The Julie Harris Award was established to honor an outstanding member of the performing arts community. Previous honorees have included Liza Minnelli, Carol Channing, Tommy Tune, Barbara Cook, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chita Rivera, Jerry Herman, Rita Moreno, Lauren Bacall, Jason Alexander and James Earl Jones.
Star of stage, screen and television, Sheryl Lee Ralph will join the festivities for a special performance in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Broadway’s “Dreamgirls.” Ms. Ralph was nominated for a Tony Award for her role as Deena Jones in the landmark musical.
Longtime event co-chairs John Holly and Jomarie Ward will be honored with the Nedda Harrigan Logan Award. The Nedda Harrigan Logan Award was inspired by the former actress and Actors Fund President, and is awarded to individuals and organizations that enrich the entertainment community.
The Actors Fund’s Tony Awards Viewing Party is presented by Writers Guild Of America, West, and sponsored by United Airlines, SAG-AFTRA, Actors’ Equity Association, DIRECTV and The Nederlander Organization/Pantages Theatre. The Tony Awards live broadcast is made possible with the kind permission of CBS, Tony Awards Productions, The American Theatre Wing, The Broadway League and DIRECTV.
Individual tickets are $300 (limit six per person) and tables of 10 start at $3500. For sponsorship and ticket inquiries, please contact Kathleen Cahill, Manager of Special Events at firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-330-2428.
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone — performers and those behind the scenes — who works in performing arts and entertainment. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund’s programs include social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund is a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition. Visit www.actorsfund.org.